Thursday, February 7, 2013
If there's anyone who knows how to make an audience laugh, it's Annie Korzen, a writer and performer who has appeared on Seinfeld and other TV shows, and is a regular on Old Jews Telling Jokes.
Korzen began her career as an actress-writer in New York's Off-Broadway scene. She has also worked in films (Tootsie, Stardust Memories, etc.). In Los Angeles, Annie had a recurring role on Seinfeld, playing Doris Klompus in the Florida condo. She also has been on E.R., Judging Amy, Oliver Beene and many other TV shows.
Annie has created two solo shows that combine comedy, original music, and provocative issues. One of them is called Yenta Unplugged, a sophisticated 90-minute celebration of womanhood, from the Bronx to Beverly Hills.
Through hilarious and often poignant tales and songs, Korzen creates 40 characters to serve up the comical trials and tribulations of being female and Jewish in America.
Here are a few funny scenes from the show. Enjoy!
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